Strictly Come Dancing 2015: Ainsley Harriott

Ready, steady, dance! The chef and TV presenter is set to spice up the floor on this year's thirteenth series of the dancing show

Name: Ainsley Harriott

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Age: 58

Famous for: Can’t Cook Won’t Cook, Ready, Steady, Cook, Ainsley’s Barbecue Bible… Mr Harriott has been a busy man in the television kitchen over the years. 

Bio: It’s actually been almost five years since Harriott held the fort on BBC’s Ready Steady Cook, for which he regularly recorded more than a hundred episodes a year. Since then he’s served up a successful line of branded store cupboard products and recently fronted a More4 programme about street food.

Whether the judges will hold up red tomatoes and green peppers instead of their score paddles remains to be seen…

Here’s Harriott in action with a certain Doctor Who star on Ready Steady Cook:

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And here he is proving he’s more than ready to spice up the dance floor… 

Robin Windsor, Alex Jones and Sir Bruce Forsyth will be at the Radio Times Festival this September Tickets are available here.